‘Logical Fallacies Used to Dismiss the Evidence on Intelligence Testing’ by Linda Gottfredson

Human intelligence is one of the most important yet controversial topics in the whole field of the human sciences. It is not even agreed whether it can be measured or, if it can, whether it should be measured. The literature is enormous and much of it is highly partisan and, often, far from accurate (Bartholomew, … Continue reading ‘Logical Fallacies Used to Dismiss the Evidence on Intelligence Testing’ by Linda Gottfredson

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The Central Park Five: Fact or Fiction?

Very recently, Netflix has released a documentary on the case of the Central Park Five entitled "When They See Us." It must be a pretty good film considering that it got 9/10 stars via reviews, and it has reviews from viewers showing us how important race is. One commentator states: "I would say that this … Continue reading The Central Park Five: Fact or Fiction?

Slavery Provided No Long-Term Economic Benefit

A new working paper confirms the theory slavery did not build the American economy. Ager, Phillip, et al. “The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War.” The National Bureau of Economic Research, Mar. 2019, http://www.nber.org/papers/w25700?sy=700. The Abstract for this paper reads: "The nullification of slave-based wealth after the US … Continue reading Slavery Provided No Long-Term Economic Benefit